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Who are the great legends of Palmeiras and their current figures?

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We show you some of the current leading figures and legends of Tigres’ next rival in the Club World Cup

Palmeiras will be Tigres’ rival in the Club World Cup Semifinal and the Brazilian club could be considered the favorite team to advance to the title match as the Copa Libertadores champion.

Los alviverdes are one of the most historic clubs in Brazilian football and among their ranks there have been players who became legends not only of Rio de Janeiro football but of world football. Currently, Palmeiras boasts great talents that are emerging to emigrate to Europe in the near future.

ESPN Digital presents some of the most important figures who have worn the Palmeiras shirt and the players to watch in next Sunday’s game against Tigres.

Idols of the Palm Trees

Djalma Santos

He is one of the greatest idols of the Palm Trees and is considered one of the best right backs in Brazilian football. With the green jersey, Santos played more than 500 games, 300 victories, and lifted seven titles between 1959 and 1968.

Marcos Roberto Silveira

In 20 years of professional career, Roberto Silveira He only defended the shirt of the Palm Trees For this reason, he is considered by the Carioca fans as one of the main idols in the history of the institution. Marcos, World Champion with Brazil in 2002, won 12 titles with the Alviverde squad.

Roberto Carlos

The former Brazilian defender arrived at Palmeiras at the beginning of 1993 and was part of one of the best times for the club, being a key player in five titles that the Alviverdes won between 1993 and 1994. Thanks to his brilliant performances in Palmeiras, Roberto Carlos was bought by Inter Milan and would later establish himself as a Real Madrid idol.

Rivaldo

World Champion with Brazil in Korea / Japan 2002, Rivaldo He is one of the most talented Brazilian footballers of the last 20 years and his “springboard” to soccer in Europe was precisely the Palm Trees, a team in which he was only two years but consolidated himself as a powerful attacker by scoring more than 70 goals.

Edmundo

Like Roberto Carlos and Rivaldo, Edmundo was part of Palmeiras’ golden age in the mid-1990s. The midfielder captivated Alviverdes fans with his quality for two years at the club. It should be noted that Edmundo, after leaving Palmeiras in 1995, enjoyed a second stint at the club between 2006 and 2008.

Current stars of Palmeiras

Gabriel Veron

With only 18 years old, Gabriel Veron is the new pearl of Palmeiras and is shaping up to be one of the most dangerous players for the Tigres defense. The far right is the most expensive element of the squad with a value of 25 million euros, according to Transfermarkt, and according to the Sport newspaper, Barcelona, ​​Manchester City and Man United are interested in getting their services.

Gabriel Boy

The 20-year-old is an undisputed holder of Palmeiras and was key for the alviverdes to be proclaimed champion of the Copa Libertadores. Like Gabriel Veron, Menino made his debut in the first team in early 2020 and the official FIFA site notes that he has had a “meteoric rise.” It should be noted that Menino was already summoned by Tite to the Brazilian National Team.

Patrick de Paula

The pivot is another of the youth of the Palm Trees who jumped from the quarry to the first team in 2020 and consolidated himself as a key piece of the starting scheme. De Paula, 21, would be in the orbit of Manchester City and Benfica according to various Brazilian media.

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